Byrne Dairy Benefits from Governor Cuomo’s ReCharge NY Program

Connie Cullen
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September 18, 2013



NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones (left) congratulates William Byrne, Chairman, Byrne Dairy as Onondaga County Executive and NYPA Trustee Joanne Mahoney looks on, at the news conference on Sept. 18, 2013 recognizing Byrne Dairy and all Central New York recipients of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY Power Program for their success in this program that supports hundreds of jobs and billions in capital investments across New York State.

Photo Credit: NYPA


Photo Credit: Byrne Dairy

An employee at work in the processing room where milk is pasteurized at Ultra Dairy, an affiliate of Byrne Dairy, in East Syracuse. Byrne Dairy is creating and retaining 458 jobs and making an aggregate capital investment of $93 million as a result of lower-cost power received from NYPA under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ReCharge NY Power Program.

About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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